Drafting Technology

The Drafting/Engineering program at Presque Isle Regional Career & Technical Center is a pre-engineering course offered to young men and women interested in exploring a college education and/or career in the engineering, architecture and design professions. During this two-year program, students will explore an exciting pre-engineering curriculum centered on cutting-edge 3D design programs such as SolidWorks, Revit and Fusion 360.  Mastery of these programs and associated drafting skills and standards will form a platform to launch deep explorations into the design process, architectural design principles, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, rapid phototyping, (building intergraded modeling BIM), technical writing, engineering math, civil engineering.  Students will gain hands-on experience through practical applications and “real world” projects.   In addition, second-year students will explore rapid prototyping using 3D printing technology and gain hands-on experience using state-of-the-art CNC technology. Programs such as Fusion 360 combined with our Tormach PCNC 440 milling machine allow students the opportunity to apply 3D model and mechanical engineering principles to create functional components and mechanical assemblies to develop a working knowledge fit, tolerances and precision machine processes vital to mechanical design.   Students should note that Drafting/Engineering qualifies as a fine art credit.  In addition, the course provides students the opportunity to take advantage of PIRCTC’s dual enrollment program which is offered in conjunction with the University of Maine College of Engineering, the Northern Maine Community College and Bridge year allows students an opportunity to earn college credits while earning high school credits.